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Camunda DMN Table Tester

A little DMN Table tester with the following Goals:

  • As a developer I want to test the DMNs that I get from the Business, even not knowing the concrete rules.
  • Business people can create their own tests.
  • They can easily adjust the tests to the dynamic nature of DMN Tables.

This is exactly the kind of tool that as soon as I saw it, I knew it was something I was missing.

I really enjoy being able to help people especially new people with modeling DMN, so I often have people sending me models to validate.

This tool’s fundamental helpfulness comes first from being able to quickly catch some of the simple common errors, but also in the way it makes it easy for business users to explore the wide variety of possible ways in DMN that decisions can be modeled. This was in fact the original goal of DMN and this is a strong step towards narrowing the Business IT Gap for the standard.

Niall Deehan Developer Relations Camunda

Usage

I wrote two blog article that explains how you can use it:

And there is a Recording from Camunda Community Summit:

Test Configuration

Config Dialog 1 Test Mode

You can configure a DMN Table Test as:

  • a Unit test (the inputs are not created from evaluating the depending decisions - you define them directly)
  • with all its dependent Inputs (decisions like DMN Tables or Literal Expressions).

2 Decision Id

The id of your table - be aware this is not the name

  • you only find it in the 'Edit DRD' Panel with the DMN Table Object selected.

3 Path of the DMN

This path depends on your Docker Image (check runDmnTester.sh).

Example: -v $(pwd)/dmns:/opt/docker/dmns \

  • This assumes your DMNs are in a folder dmns.
  • So your Path would be dmns/MyDmn.dmn.

4 Test Inputs

Add the following for each Input:

  • Key: This is what you need in your input expressions.
  • Type: The Type specified.
  • Values: A comma separated list of all possible inputs.
  • Null Value: If it is possible that the input may be null (not required), check this box.

5 Test Variables

You can define Variables you use in your Rules. Usually one value is enough.

Technologies

This projects builds on cool Open Source Projects. So my thanks go to:

Shared

  • Autowire:

    Autowire is a pair of macros that allows you to perform type-safe, reflection-free RPC between Scala systems.

  • BooPickle:

    BooPickle is the fastest and most size efficient serialization (aka pickling) library that works on both Scala and Scala.js.

Client

  • Slinky

    Write React apps in Scala just like you would in ES6

  • Scalably Typed

    The Javascript ecosystem for Scala.js! I used the facades for Ant Design

  • Ant Design

    A design system for enterprise-level products. Create an efficient and enjoyable work experience.

Server

  • Scala DMN

    An engine to execute decisions according to the DMN 1.1 specification.

  • http4s

    Typeful, functional, streaming HTTP for Scala.

  • ZIO Config

    A functional, composable ZIO interface to configuration

  • ZIO

    Type-safe, composable asynchronous and concurrent programming for Scala

Start Script

  • Ammonite

    Ammonite lets you use the Scala language for scripting purposes: in the REPL, as scripts, as a library to use in existing projects, or as a standalone systems shell.

Development

Server

sbt server/run

This starts the Web Server on Port 8883.

This copies the client assets to the classpath of the server. So make sure you run build before.

Or use the client as described in the next chapter.

Client

sbt dev

This will watch all your changes in the client and automatically refresh your Browser Session.

Open in the Browser http://localhost:8024.

Releasing

Just run amm ./publish-release.sc VERSION.

Due to problems with the "org.xerial.sbt" % "sbt-sonatype" Plugin you have to release manually:

if you do not see any of the buttons or repository hit the refresh Button.

Local publish

At the moment there are 2 steps:

  1. Build the Client (full optimization) and the Server:

    sbt release

  2. Publish:

    sbt publishLocal

Docker

There are 2 Docker Images:

  1. The DMN Tester App:

    sbt server/docker:publishLocal creates a Docker Image - see also next chapter.

  2. The Unit Test Creator: See its README.md

Try it out

There are Docker Images you can use with an example in the demo directory.

cd demo

See the according README